Oscars 2016 – The Winners

The movie-verse’s biggest event of them all took place last night. That’s right – the Oscars. Leonardo DiCaprio finally got what everyone hoped for and Lady Gaga did not.

Here’s the list of winners:

Best Picture
Spotlight

Actor in a Lead Role
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Actress in a Lead Role
Brie Larson, Room

Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Actress in a Supporting Role
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Directing
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Original Score
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Original Song
“Writings on the Wall,” Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Foreign Language Film
Hungary, Son of Saul

Animated Feature Film
Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Animated Short Film
Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

Live Action Short Film
Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Documentary Feature
Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

Documentary Short Subject
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

For more winners, visit the oscars.go.com.

Now, let’s not forget to mention the host of the evening – Chris Rock. He definitely didn’t shy away from being political and adressed the lack of diversity as much as he could. And brilliantly so!

For the rest of the speeches, feel free to surf the Tube.
I’m going to bed. Zzz…

Photo via independent.co.uk.

It’s Time For Oscar Weekend – New Game Helps Leonardo DiCaprio Win

The biggest, most glamorous and prestigious awards show of all take place on Sunday – the Oscars.

The question a lot of people are asking themselves now is – will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win an Oscar for his role in The Revenant?! Believe it or not, the actor has been nominated but never won one. After the success at this year’s Golden Globes though, things may turn for the better for the poor actor.

But, Leonardo DiCaprio can always need a little help. Hence, there is now a game called Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage, where your job is to get Leo to catch the golden man (the Oscar, that is). Yup, that’s how badly people want the guy to win!

It’s an hilarious old school style game, so why not do your part and help Leo out HERE?!

And remember – if you want to watch movie magic, stiff actors in gorgeous outfits, odd speeches and hilariously controversial jokes from Chris Rock, you can see all that on Sunday!

Photos via oscar.go.com & variety.com

Now Morgan Freeman Can Help You Find Your Way On The Road

Morgan Freeman has one of the most distinctive and pleasant sounding voices among today’s actors.

Which is probably why he was asked to guide drivers using Google’s navigation app Waze. Plus he drove Miss Daisy after all. Just imagine being lost and then hearing the comforting voice of Morgan Freeman… Makes me want to get a driver’s license!

The actor isn’t doing this solely out of a need to help us mortals though. It’s part of the promotional campaign of his upcoming film London Has Fallen, a sequel to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen.

Clever PR that is also great fun for drivers. What we’d call a win-win situation.

Photo via movieactors.com

Fun Videos From Last Week Starring Sia And JLo

There were a couple of funny videos and tv segments last week that I never got to post, so I’m doing it now.

Let’s start with Sia, who was the latest of James Corden’s carpoolers. Will she show her face? Does she sound great?

No and yes.

Then we have Jennifer Lopez on the Tonight Show. Even though the gorgeous woman is closer to 50 (!!) she did an hilarious impression of your random teenager together with Jimmy Fallon on “Ew!”:

LMAO

Iconic Authors Harper Lee And Umbert Eco Passed Away

Two of literature’s greats have passed away.

American author Harper Lee and Italian author Umberto Eco both died yesterday on the 19th.

Harper Lee was the writer of the Pulitzer Prize winning 60’s novel How To Kill A Mockingbird, dealing with the subjects of rape and racial inequality in the American South. It later became a critically acclaimed film with Gregory Peck.
Harper Lee never published another novel until last year, when the sequel Go Set A Watchman was released.

Writer, philosopher and literary critic Umberto Eco was probably most known for his 1980 best-seller In The Name Of The Rose. The book is a murder mystery taking place in an Italian monastery in the 14th century. It later became a successful film starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater.

Both authors were in their 80’s when they passed away in their respective homes.

Rest In Peace

Photos via svt.se & bbc.com

Prince Protégé Vanity Dead

It’s a sad day in the purple kingdom.

Prince’s old protégé and collaborator Denise Matthews, better known as Vanity, passed away on Monday. The reason was probably kidney failure.

In the early 80’s Vanity became the front figure of Prince’s girl group Vanity 6. Raunchy sex appeal combined with Prince’s Minneapolis sound became their trademark with hits such as Nasty Girl.

After years of singing, acting and an overall excessive lifestyle, Denise Matthews turned to Christianity and concentrated on her faith instead.

She was 57 when she died.

RIP

Photo via dlisted.com

BAFTA Awards – Winners & Videos

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, also knows as the BAFTA, had its prestigious awards ceremony on Sunday.

Here are this year’s winners:

Film
The Revenant – Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph

Leading Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Leading Actress
Brie Larson in Room

Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies

Supporting Actress
Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs

Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant

Animated Film
Inside Out – Pete Docter

Outstanding British Film
Brooklyn – John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby

British Short Film
Operator – Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan

EE Rising Star
John Boyega

Make-Up And Hair
Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin

Cinematography
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Original Music
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

For more winners, visit the BAFTAs.

Photo via independent.co.uk

Now, some fun/good videos from the night:

 

Oscar Speeches Shortened

Ever watched an award show and sighed at the seemingly countless number of names that are being thanked in every acceptance speech? In that case, you’re in luck.

The Academy Awards have decided to cut out the name dropping at the upcoming Oscars. This by having all nominees write cards with the names they want to thank in advance.

Those who win will have their cards displayed, so people can read the names themselves and the speeches can be about more interesting thoughts and kept to around 45 seconds.

I like the idea – the question is if it will work? On Sunday 28 February we’ll know.

Photo via independent.co.uk